Escape From the Caves
Emerging in the Ruins
Taer and Gide Run from the Castle
Geri’s Kills the Witch
Assult on the Town
Worm is summoned; worm explodes
Gide is downed
Grey Clouds Gather
Cage make promises to his gods and implores them to aid him… the white clouds in the sky turn grey and thunder begins to rumble. A cold wind moves down the pilgrims path and blows the mist that hides much of Lenore up into misty columns that fight and struggle but cannot hold together – twisting and vanishing into wispy trails as storm clouds threaten rain – all within a few minutes of Cage’s brave word. His hand are locked on his sword and you can see the fire in his eyes begin to stoke, as the red rage flitters at the edge of his consciousness.
[Mican and Xar] A voice speaks to you both, a voice you know none of the others can hears. It tells you that Geraldine and Relb are dead and that the cause you fight for is hopeless. It tells you to stop the useless assault upon the fortress and he/it will grant you your hearts desire… even the return of a fallen comrade or the revitalization of one at death’s door – if you but agree to leave off on you attack. It swears you will be spared the fate of Braddon Bog… you may stay safely hidden away here at Tarly Castle. You have proven your power and could be powerful allies – perhaps you could be persuaded to side with “Tizreal”. It asks you not to consider such things in a rash or quick to judgement process – think first on ending the assault – his power could return one of your own to you. Then perhaps an alliance, a sharing of power – much could be yours if you turn the group towards service in his name. He only wishes to see the rightful descendant of the lord of these lands once again, be lord of the land.
The voice does not seem to be able to know your every thought, but
merely project its presence… you could try and bargain, bluff, or
discourse in any way.
> You see a scene in your head which shows Relb, alone in the dark, fighting against a swarm of hundreds of hard, tiny flies which combine to form spears and knives, jabbing at him from all angles, stabbing him until he is dead of dozens of painful wounds. The scene switch to
the top of the tower, where Geri begins to lower the pennons flying above it and three flying creatures alight behind her, one distracts her while the other stabs her under the lower rib and another in her back. She slowly slides down, her body crumples and then tumbles down the stairs into the room below where your vision shows you only a quick glimpse (perhaps he did not mean to show you?) of a form, impaled on a wall by a heavy crossbow bolt.
(Believing a connection to communicate to whatever this is will not cause me any danger, based off of his own schooling. “That words are just words to undo the forces compelling us forward tangible evidence of the fallen would suffice evidence continue negotiations.”
VOICE > The vision of death’s is show in detail
Mican > “Okay stop the attack now Geri may yet be saved with out to great of power involved allow me to retrieve both of them unhindered by traps or creatures escorted if need be (meeting escort at the gate) allow me to aquire the supplies needed to heal Geri, and Gide from your stores. Free us and the town of Branden Bog the rest of our lives. And I will turn this natural course of events and we will leave and continue on our quest away from Braden Bog and when this groups servitude are over we may be persuaded in joining your cause but for right now we travel a different path.”
VOICE > “No, you ask for all and give nothing! I offer you your life, and the return of one of your comrades – that is all. Such a generous offer it is, and you insult me. Braddon Bog is mine, and i will have it. The sweet, slow death that creeps over its stupid peasants is more than you deserve… but you shall die in utter agony if you do not accept my offer and ask for no more.”
Mican > Then the couse will continue for you have lied to me I told you the terms of my
my hearts desire to save those in need…
VOICE > You twist the meaning you know full well – your pathetic attempt to rationalize your ‘desires’ has done nothing more than seal your doom.
Mican > Was willing to stop this group but you dont seem reasonable any more you seemed like a life force I could resason with you told me what you had to offer I told you I accepted and gave you my terms then you do a 180 flip and become power crazy and lose your head what ever fate has in store i’ll be happy with that. (Mental picture me giving what ever it is the finger)
VOICE > You reject the spirit of the offer and instead use words… you are not suitable for my needs, but perhaps there is another who can be more reasonable amongst you.
Xar > who are you? and what claim do you have to this province? Return our companions unharmed, Remove the blight on the surrounding area, and spare Braddon Bog and it’s inhabitants. Then we can have reasonable negotiations and discus possible changes in our allegiance.
VOICE > I am lord of this place now, and i serve the Once King. Bend your knee to me, enlist the aid of your comrades – swear that the Gallants will serve me and aid me in finding a suitable replacement for this peasant’s haven then i will stop my blight of this place…. i will restore one of your companions in good faith if you swear this. Perhaps i will restore the second if you serve me faithfully. Serve me and you will not regret it – together we will unlock the riches of Tarly Castle and find a suitable new victim more palatable to the Gallants than Braddon Bog."
Xar > sounds good to me… if our enemies can be one in the same, I’m all game. Deliver Geri to us alive as a sign of good faith like you said and we can strike a bargain.
VOICE > I will hold my end of the bargain… give me time to collect her, call off your attack upon the castle and i will send her to you shortly. You are honorable, and the Gallants are powerful – there is much benefit we can gain in our association..